Interviews

Luke Jerod Kummer and Nellie Hermann

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Before Picasso, kings and queens and generals – Napoleon, and such – were famous, but there wasn’t the pop culture we have today. He was one of the first modern international celebrities.

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein

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You really need to think strategically about how universities work, how they are trying to invest their capital, and then go after them on those grounds, and use our positionality as contingent academics to our advantage.

Anthony McCann, part 2

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A bunch of white government dudes in bear cats and ballistic vests don’t have much unquestioned moral authority in America today

Anthony McCann

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There was this sacrificial logic to the whole thing, and at the same time this American comedy. We’ll just throw some bleachers out in the sun.

Anita Felicelli

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My hope is to give enough poetry to trigger a mood or atmosphere, while trying my best not to get drunk on my own affinity for language and texture.    

Kim Tolley

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I think graduate students deserve the right to organize. So if I can help people understand that it’s not hard to start, I’ll feel very happy with this interview. 

Peg Alford Pursell

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Flannery O’Connor said that anyone who’s survived beyond the age of twelve has enough fictional material for the rest of her life.

Charlie Bondhus

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If magick is about intentionality and focus, then poetry may be the best way for a poet to cast a spell.

Emma Bolden

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I still feel the echo of shame and confusion, but I also feel the clarity and peace that comes with speaking out about these difficult things.

Brian Evenson

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The imperfection of knowledge is something that fascinates me. The fact that if you want to be certain about something, the more closely you think about it the less certain you become at a certain point.